Canadian welterweight champion Steve “The Dragon” Claggett, had the biggest fight of his career when he was featured on the undercard of Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado 3. Claggett took on Konstantin Ponomarev in an eight round bout. Claggett fought a good fight and landed the most meaningful punches throughout.
He hurt his opponent during the fight and in the final round, but the win wasn’t awarded to him. Ponomarev walked away with a unanimous decision that brought about an onslaught of boos from the crowd.
Claggett has taken the time to review the fight and feels that he won the fight and that it was close. He also feels he could have done more for the judges to see it that way as well but understands why Ponomarev’s people wanted an eight round fight.
“It was close,” said Claggett. “I thought that I landed the harder punches, and I know that I had him hurt a couple times. It was a good fight, but you see why they only wanted 8 rounds! Respect to my opponent but I would beat him convincingly in a rematch!”
A rematch may not happen anytime soon for Claggett but he plans on defending his Canadian welterweight title in his next bout and a possible showdown with Victor Ortiz could be on the horizon.